UPTET 2021 Cancelled After Question Paper Leaked On WhatsApp

The UPTET 2021 question paper has been leaked and the exam has now been cancelled. The teachers’ eligibility test was scheduled to be held today, November 28 but will now be held after a month. The question paper was found floating on WhatsApp groups at Mathura, Ghaziabad, and Bulandshahr.

A special task force is investigating the matter of the UPTET 2021 paper leak. Many people have been arrested in connection to the case by the UP special task force. ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar told News18.com, “Many people associated with the solver gang have been arrested by the UP STF. At the same time, STF has started investigating this entire matter.”

More than 21 lakh candidates were going to appear in the exam that was scheduled to be held in more than 2500 centers in Uttar Pradesh. The government cancelled the paper immediately after the news of the paper leak. Dr Satish Dwivedi, Basic Education Minister has said that the UP government will conduct the exam again within a month. Candidates will not have to pay any fees again for the exam.

“The exam paper went viral on WhatsApp groups in Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Mathura, after which the exam had to be canceled. The agency that conducts the paper will be blacklisted. At the same time, now this exam will be held again after a month. However, the applicants will not have to pay the fee again,” ADG LO Prashant Kumar added.

The UPTET 2021 is conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB). It is held once a year for the recruitment of teachers to be posted in various government and government-aided schools across the state.

As per the earlier, guidelines, the exam was to be conducted under the strict supervision of a visiting team, sector magistrate, and static magistrate. The District Inspector of Schools (DIOS) had instructed all the centre administrators to reach the designated centres by 7.30 am today.

Every centre was scheduled to have two invigilators in each examination room to ensure that no unfair means is practised at examination centres. Besides, adequate police force was to be deployed across all examination centres. The question paper was also to be sealed and opened under CCTV camera surveillance. A video was to be shot while sealing the packet of the OMR sheet.

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